LEGAL SENSE (Hint 46)
by ANSLAM C. AGIM, ESQ
What Is “Personal Data” and “Data Subject” under Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019?
Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019 is the law which protects the personal data of Nigerians who reside within or outside Nigeria from unlawful processing and use by data administrator/controller.
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person; It can be anything from a name, address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, and other unique identifier such as but not limited to MAC address, IP address, IMEI number, IMSI number, SIM and others.
“Data Subject” means an identifiable person; one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
Legal Authority: Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019.
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